The twitterverse has been alive this morning with the wonderful news that Simon Singh has been granted leave to appeal Justice Eady’s ruling in the libel case that the British Chiropractic Association had brought against the popular science author. See here and here for some background to the case.
The news is all the more wonderful because it was so unexpected. The first synopsis of this morning’s court ruling has appeared on arch-skeptic Crispian Jago’s excellent blog. He has done a great job of rendering the very brief legal proceedings in lay terms.
The news will also be a great boost for the Sense About Science campaign to Keep the Libel Laws out of Science
That’s all for now (work beckons). To keep abreast of developments and further blogs on this issue, follow the hashtag #singhBCA on Twitter.